Royal City Beats: October 28 - November 4

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Written by Sara Everson

Thursday, October 28


CFRU GLAM SLAM BALL ft. King Neptune and His Tridents and Sheezer

9:30 p.m. ebar, 41 Quebec St.

$12 w/food donation

King Neptune and His Tridents is an all-star gathering of musicians from the Guelph area, which first got together in 2003. This year’s band features names such as Bill Whitehead and the CBC’s Vish Khanna.

Joining them at this fun event will be Sheezer, the world’s only all-female Weezer cover band. Approved by Weezer themselves, these ladies only play songs off fan-favourite albums The Blue Album and Pinkerton. You could read all the rave reviews they’ve received online, or you could come check them out yourself!


Ruby Coast w/ Language Arts

10 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 MacDonnell St.

Indie group Ruby Coast brings their catchy beat and light harmonies to Guelph this week. Check them out before they kick off their extensive tour!

Opening the show will be Vancouver-based inde/folk group Language Arts.


Friday, October 29


Bruce Penninsula

Noon. University Centre Courtyard


Campus visitors are in for a treat as the multi-piece band Bruce Penninsula delights audiences with a lunch hour symphony of metalophone, lap-steel, zithers, and bells. Best of all this unique group, which was shortlisted for the 2009 Polaris Prize for their album A Mountain is a Mouth, is playing for free, courtesy of the Central Student Association.


Wildlife w/ Writers Strike

10 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 MacDonnell St.

No cover

Come check out power pop/soul rockers Wildlife as they gear up for the release of their new album ‘Strike Hard, Young Diamond.’ With their driving beat and high energy vocals, this show is a guaranteed to be a great time.

Also catch indie rockers Writers' Strike before they head back to their hometown of Halifax.


Saturday, October 30


Craig Cardiff

7:30 p.m. Dublin Street United Church, 68 Suffolk St. W.

$10 advance, $15 at the door

Craig Cardiff is a singer/songwriter known for his beautiful music and captivating live shows. He uses digital looping software to wrap the audience in his rich folk sound. Don’t miss this fantastic artist in one of the most beautiful venues around. This is surely one of the most anticipated concert events of the year.


Teenage Kicks

10 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 MacDonnell St.

No cover 

Join Teenage Kicks for an evening of real rock ‘n roll. Heavily influenced by groups such as The Band, CCR, the Constantines and The Arkells, this Toronto band brings flavours of old and new to the stage.


Sunday, October 31


Adverteyes CD release w/ The James Kay Band and Madame D

 8 p.m. Van Gogh’s Ear, 10 Wyndham St. N.


Join Guelph band Adverteyes for a fun alternative/experimental pop show as they celebrate the release of their new album. Also performing will be electro/indie artist Madame D and country/blues artists The James Kay Band.


Monday, November 1


Diamond Rings w/ P.S. I Love You

7 p.m. Ebar, 41 Quebec St


A unique voice, very witty lyrics, and intense choreography are what you can expect from Toronto artist Diamond Rings. Catch him before he takes off on tour!

Opening the show will be alternative rock duo P.S. I Love You.


Paul MacLeod

10 p.m. Jimmy Jazz, 52 MacDonnell St

No cover

Join Paul MacLeod for his regular Monday night acoustic set at Jimmy Jazz.


Thursday, November 4


The Wooden Sky w/ Yukon Blonde and These United States

10 p.m. ebar, 41 Quebec St


Regulars on CBC Radio 3’s Live Stream, folk rockers The Wooden Sky make their way through Guelph this week before heading over to Europe to complete their tour. Also catch relaxed rock group Yukon Blonde and psychedelic/grime band These United States while you’re at it!

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